Saturday, March 28, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

Levon Helm upcoming live performance dates.

April 4, 2009 ~ The Bacon Brothers

April 18, 2009 ~ The Organiks

The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PAMarch 28, 2009The Levon Helm Band with Guests Donald Fagen & Phoebe SnowGet Tickets Here!!

Imus At NightMohegan Sun in Uncasville, CTApril 16th, 2009More Info...
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, COJune 13, 2009 (poster)Get Tickets Here!!

Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa, OK June 16, 2009Pre-sale starts 3/30/2009 at 11:00 am EST

Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR June 18, 2009Pre-sale starts 3/30/2009 at 11:00 am EST

Levon Helm "facebook" page (unofficially).

The Band "facebook" page.

Robbie Robertson & Eric Clapton duo album shelved.

It has been reported over the past number of months that the dynamic duo has shelved its album. Some have "guestimated" that it is because the two extremely creative musicians could not see eye-to-eye during its production. Robbie's son Sebastian recently responded to our question to him as to what the real reason is for shelving the album. He replied that Eric needed to spend more time w/ his young family & it would take away from the time & dedication that he & Robbie felt was necessary to create an album to their liking. Eric will be a part of Robbie's upcoming solo album though.

Robbie Robertson official "facebook" page.

Here is the link to his facebook operated by his son Sebastian:

Robbie Robertson "Myspace" page message to his fans.

Recent message from his son Sebastian (pic is of Robbie as a child in Toronto):

Being that Robbie is new to myspace we would greatly appreciate it if you could help us promote the page. Share it with your friends and simply let people know we're here. As soon as we hit 1,000 friends we'll start having giveaways of autographs, CD's, DVD's etc.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Happy b'day to the late Johnny "Clyde" Copeland!

The great blues guitarist, who had performed w/ the late great Sonny Boy Williamson, would have turned 72 today. He sadly left us in '97 due to complications from heart surgery.

Robbie Robertson solo album in the works.

Robbie's son (Sebastian) reports on his father's Myspace page that a solo album is in the works. Great musicians, such as, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood & Kings of Leon will partake in the venture.

Robbie Robertson "Myspace" page operated by his son Sebastian.

Robbie Robertson's (& frmr wife Dominique) son Sebastian is currently operating a relatively new Myspace page for his father in an effort to better connect w/ his fans. It is a nicely assembled page & is updated on a regular basis.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Organiks to perform live tomorrow night.

Checkout The Organiks @ Kingston, NY's Skytop Lounge tomorrow night. No cover.

Happy b'day Elton John!

Elton turned 62 yesterday.

Happy b'day Steven Tyler!

The Demon of Screamin' turns 61 yrs young today.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Colony Cafe's upcoming events.

The cool Woodstock, NY cafe & live performance venue has some cool gigs lined up from now well into the summer. Check it out:

The Cold Goodnight to perform again @ the Dover (NH) Brickhouse tomorrow night.

Checkout the band for its 2nd live show in less than a week @ the very cool Brickhouse.

Chris Bergson's upcoming events.

From Chris' newsletter:

Chris just got back from Austin where he had a great time playing at SXSW!

I wanted to remind you that the Chris Bergson Band will be performing at the Turning Point in Piermont, NY this Saturday, March 28th. This show will feature master B3 organist / keyboardist Bruce Katz along with bassist Richard Hammond (Joan Osborne) and drummer Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors). Should be a great show. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Details are below.

The Turning Point Saturday, March 289:00 PM

ShowTickets are $20For reservations, please call: (845) 359-1089468 Piermont Ave. Piermont, NY 10968

Tune in to WFDU 89.1 FM this Thursday at 1 PM when Chris will guest on ace harmonica player Dennis Gruenling’s radio show playing live and spinning some of his favorite tracks in a “guest DJ” spot.

I hope you can make it out!Kate

Chris Bergson is a Brooklyn based Guitarist/Vocalist/Songwriter.For complete show schedule, MP3s, bio, and photos, please and

Happy b'day to the late Jeff Healey!

The amazing blind singer / guitarist would have turned 43 today. He sadly left us March 2, 2008.

Happy b'day to the late Johnny Burnette!

Johnny would have turned 75 today. Although written by Tiny Bradshaw, Johnny recorded the famous tune Train Kept A-Rollin', also later recorded by Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Motorhead & Alex Chilton. Johnny died in '64 due to injuries sustained from a boating accident.

Happy b'day to the late Rufus Thomas!

The Sun & Stax Records recording artist wrote & performed Walkin' the Dog, which was also later recorded by the Rolling Stones & Aerosmith. He passed away from heart failure in '01.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Happy b'day to the late Steve McQueen!

The king of cool would be turning 79 tomorrow. He passed away from mesothelioma (asbestos based cancer) in '80. Levon Helm has stated that Robbie Robertson had dined w/ McQueen. You either loved or hated McQueen. He could be very philanthropic or a menace. One thing is for him or hate him...he rocked his film & tv parts. His eyes peered through his eyebrows. We read the Christopher Sandford bio on McQueen...a very good read for McQueen enthusiasts. An actor such as McQueen only comes once in a lifetime.

The Band live @ NJ's Roosevelt Stadium.

Check out this link to listen to six The Band tunes from a live show performed 08/01/73 @ Roosevelt Stadium in New Jersey:

Check out Jan Hoiberg's The Band website for the song listing from the Roosevelt Stadium bootleg: